Build a Bright Future
From robotics to engineering to metal work, the world of manufacturing is filled with in-demand professions focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Prepare to enter this hands-on and high-tech world straight out of high school.
Which pathways are offered?
Electronics — This pathway prepares students for careers as electronic technicians. Students learn about basic electronics, solid-state devices, circuits, computers, robotics, and more to prepare for technician roles involved in all phases of industrial and commercial installation, service, and repair of today’s modern equipment.
Industrial Maintenance — This pathway prepares students for careers as industrial maintenance workers who ensure correct and safe operation of equipment and machinery, such as engines, conveyors, electrical systems, pneumatic tools, and hydraulic equipment.
Welding — This pathway prepares students with welding skills to fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment for settings such as shipyards, manufacturers, governments, and repair shops.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator
Electrical Engineering Technician
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Electrical Engineering Technician—$65,260/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Certification
NCCER Electronics Systems Technician
NCCER Welding Level 1
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Thursday, February 18, 2021.